Living for the moment

IN her poem If I Had My Life To Live Over, Nadine Stair spoke of living for the moment, rather than living “so many years ahead of each day”.
Stair admitted she was one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day.
“Oh, I’ve had my moments and, if I had to do it all again, I’d have more of them,” she said.
She suggested people should emotionally “travel lighter” than they generally do. And learn to laugh at the silliness that life sometimes is.
Kahlil Gibran said humanity learns from nature.
He said life “kisses us on both cheeks day and morn, but laughs at our deeds, eve and dawn”.
You have to laugh at life’s ironies. And that act alone may be good for us.
Nine studies have investigated whether people with a sense of humor live longer than their stuffier counterparts. While two studies found humor was linked to longevity, five found it was not.
One study indicated people with a sense of humor actually died earlier. Earlier, but perhaps happier.


2 thoughts on “Living for the moment

  1. As always: not how much, but how good.

    I can’t imagine a worse waste of a a life than dying of ‘Old Age’.
    Aim to die of a heart-attack brought on by laughing too hard
    …….. when you’re 92. 😉


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